Unilever allows its Russian employees to be mobilised

Unilever allows its Russian employees to be mobilised

The British corporation, which continues to operate in Russia, will not violate Russian legislation on mobilisation.

This is stated in a letter from Unilever to the coalition of civil society organisations B4Ukraine.

It will be recalled that Unilever is one of the world's leading consumer goods and food companies. Its main brands include Lipton, Dove, Algida, Magnum, etc. On July 3, the National Agency on Corruption Prevention added Unilever to the list of international sponsors of the war in Ukraine.

Unilever's sales in Russia are mainly made up of personal hygiene products and ice cream. In 2022, the company paid $42 million in taxes to Russia.

"We have not been able to find a solution which avoids the Russian state potentially gaining further benefit and which safeguards our people," the company said in a letter.

Since Unilever complies with all Russian laws, its employees can be mobilised into the Russian army. At the same time, the company condemns the war in Ukraine.